From 'More Goat Than Goose' website:
Let it Bloom
In the Red Records
Sixties garage revivalists the Black Lips hit the scene once again with a new release, Let it Bloom this time on Los Angeles' In The Red Records. The album features sixteen tracks of raw punk all of which are dedicated to the memory of Greg Shaw, the grandfather of garage rock. Let it Bloom, is the Black Lips third full length release and is the groups most melodic album to date.
With original 1960's era Harmony guitars and vintage amplifiers the Black Lips reinvent the sound that defined the underground music scene of the decade. Most obviously comparisons can be made to early Rolling Stones (think 12X5), the Kinks, and the Troggs.
The scraggly looking quartet kicks off the new album with "Sea of Blasphemy" a danceable track with a fuzz guitar undertone. "Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah" the third song on the album makes use of heavy reverb to capture the bands 60's retro feel. The Black Lips also put a unique spin on the Archies classic "Sugar Sugar" in track 13 "Dirty Hands" on which they change the lyrics to be about building sand castles, smoking dope, and getting tattoos. Let it Bloom is definitely not for everyone, but music geeks and punk rock enthusiasts will find themselves pleasantly surprised with the new Black Lips album.
Just terrible, terrible writing. Bland, passionless, and uninformed. Like reading translated stereo instructions and lacking any type of criticism or insight. The Archies? What the hell are you talking about? Wrong song titles, failure to recognize the Dutronc cover as such, and the last line is a study in thudding banality.
Hey Paul Borchert, don't quit your day job of staring off into space trying to form a coherent thought, okay pal? Asshole. Idiot. Moron.